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Kitchen Assistant Holiday Inn Southend, 77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6XG

We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join our busy and enthusiastic kitchen team.  Our ideal candidate will have a passion for working with people and food and be versatile in their role in providing breakfast, lunch or evening meals to our guests, whilst creating a great hotel experience where our guests can relax and be themselves.

Key Skills

• Good Communication Skills
• Can-do attitude and a willingness to go the extra mile

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Be polite, professional and friendly at all times to customers and colleagues

Ensure the highest level of customer care is adhered to at all times

• Demonstrate a can-do attitude towards customer and company requests and strive to exceed customer expectations

• Flexibility is required to accommodate business needs

• Maintain a professional image and high standard of personal presentation

• To tidy, clean and maintain all crockery, pots & pans, cutlery and other kitchen equipment

• To tidy and keep the staff canteen cleared down after lunch and dinner services – this includes emptying the bin and ensuring the fridges and microwaves are clean inside and out

• Ensure exterior bins and refuse area is scrubbed and washed down as necessary – and also the hotels refuse area is left clear of clutter and boxes

• To complete reasonable tasks as instructed by chefs and management which benefit the running of the Kitchen

• Prepare food to company Brand Standards

Attend all relevant training and team meetings

Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, varied environment, hitting targets and work well in teams and take pride in a job well done?  If yes then please apply!

Shift patterns can include early morning starts, late evening finishes and may include split shifts.

The successful candidate must be eligible to live & work in the UK, and provide two suitable references.

'1935' is located within Holiday Inn at London Southend Airport, a modern 129-bedroom 4* hotel featuring a variety of spacious twin, double and executive rooms, plus luxurious suites, as well as conference and banqueting facilities and a choice of meeting rooms.


Staff accommodation rates across the IHG and Interstate managed hotel portfolios

Free car parking

Access to Interstate Academy Training & Development programme

Employee Assistance Programme (24 hour helpline)

Working for Thames Gateway Airport Ltd (the hotel owning company), this position also affords the benefit of being associated with an international hotel brand, and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, whilst working within a smaller passionate company who believe if you get the quality of product right with the right people you will have a profitable, successful hotel & restaurant!

    Holiday Inn Southend
    77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6XG

    • Job Ref INT2714
    • Branch Holiday Inn Southend
    • Location Holiday Inn Southend, Essex
    • Salary/Benefits Competitive Salary
    • Contract type Permanent
    • Hours Full Time
    • Hours per week 40
    • Posted date 16/04/2018
    • Closing date 18/05/2018

    About Holiday Inn Southend

    At Holiday Inn® Southend hotel, located a stones throw from Southend Airport, we are committed to investing in and developing our team, in return for your commitment to ensure every guest has a positve experience.

    At Holiday Inn® we want our guests to relax and be themselves which means we need you to:
    • Be you by being natural, professional and personable in the way you are with people 
    • Get ready by taking notice and using your knowledge so that you are prepared for any-thing
    • Show you care by being thoughtful in the way you welcome and connect with guests
    • Take action by showing initiative, taking ownership and going the extra mile

    Our hotel was built in 2012 and our guests benefit from 129 modern bedrooms, state of the art conference and event facilities, and a stylish rooftop restaurant & bar, "1935" offering contemporary British fare and views of the airport runway and surrounding countryside.  We have a great product but our most important asset is our team, who provide consistently high level service, have a great personality and a passion for delivering a 5* service.

    About Holiday Inn

    Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts Do you want to work for one of the world's best known hotel brands? With a well-earned reputation for friendly service and good value for money, our hotels and resorts are fresh, modern and known throughout the world. Our guests include all sorts of different people – some travelling for fun, often with their families and others travelling on business. With over 1,200 hotels and resorts worldwide there will be one in a city or resort location near you.